The Striders Story

“Chautauqua Striders is dedicated to the mentoring and guidance
of youth through education, advocacy and athletics.”

Chautauqua Striders - Mentoring & Guiding Youth - logo

Originally founded in 1979 as a local track club, Chautauqua Striders has since developed into a multifaceted community organization, proudly offering diversified programs that incorporate its mission to “Mentor and guide youth through education, advocacy and athletics.”  The not-for-profit agency, based in Jamestown, New York, provides tutoring, mentoring, outreach and athletic programs to more than 1,200 Chautauqua County youth annually. The goal of Chautauqua Striders is to help youth graduate high school inspired with the knowledge, skill, and confidence required for successful college and career experiences.

 

Chautauqua Striders Mission Statement

“Chautauqua Striders is dedicated to the mentoring and guidance of youth
through education, advocacy and athletics.”

Chautauqua Striders
Board of Directors

Rob LiebersChairman

Max MartinVice Chairman

Martin IdzikSecretary

Michele LunzTreasurer

Susan Churchill

Galena Duba-Weaver

Katie Geise

Robb Jones

Dan Lausterer

Karen Mason

Ed Shults III

Laurie Tracy

Heather Turner

Daryl Wadsworth

Karl Wiggins

Jay Yaggie

John Zabrodsky